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    Show us your vintage Chronographs

    Here's two of mine:

    Is one way to define "vintage" when the crystal generally changed from acrylic?

    from different styles

    Chronographe Suisse, late 50's or early 60's - Landeron 51 movement




    Zodiac Chronograph, 1970's - Valjoux 7734


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    My "soccer watch"; it is a Yachtmaster variant I believe?


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    That Chronographe Suisse is sweet

    I have a fair few, breitling Top times, Heuer

    But Iíve been wearing this on and off

    Early Omega 320 cal

    Simple little thing




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    Quote Originally Posted by watch-nut View Post
    That Chronographe Suisse is sweet


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    Chrono Suisse - they seemed to have made quiet a lot - all the same style - just changed the "name" on the face - I believe they were made by a group of Swiss watchmakers for the Tourist market - just what I have read somewhere on the internet

    never seem that Omega version before
    Last edited by BillN; 24th September 2019 at 21:10.

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    I've got a couple of these;


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    Couple of my old timers.




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    Lovely watches in this thread already!

    Some 3017 column wheel chronographs.






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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    Chrono Suisse - they seemed to have made quiet a lot - all the same style - just changed the "name" on the face - I believe they were made by a group of Swiss watchmakers for the Tourist market - just what I have read somewhere on the internet

    never seem that Omega version before
    So itís a pre cursor to the Deville. Pretty rare as it goes. I originally thought I was an early seamaster chrono. Turns out Itís not the seamaster because these cases arenít water resistant. The chaps on the omega forum were very helpful

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    another one of mine - Breitling Navitimer Airborne A33030 - 1995/6 - Only 38mm


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    The flightmasters






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    I do like an old chronograph




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    I love those Transocean's

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    I've got a couple of these;


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    1960ís Valjoux 92 Nivada / Croton CASD big -arrow



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    Breitling Top Time from the late 1960s:





    And the 1970s 176.007:


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    Circa Ď92


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    I will add my one and only




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    3 vintage for me.
    7733.


    mid 80s ( is that vintage? ) Speedmaster


    3017 Sekonda
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    Bought from this parish. ( photo by - learning to fly). This is probably the most magnificent example of a vintage watch Iíve ever owned.

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    humble avia.

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    Some lovely examples in here

    My Omegas






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    ^I like the funkyness of the one above!

    Used to own quite a few vintage chronos, but down to just two now which I'm pretty content with.

    1969 Speedmaster MK2



    1976 Longines Ultronic

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    Old favourite 75 Rolex 6263


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    Posted before on here, but always worth a revisit for me. My late father's 1946 Longines 13ZN Flyback Chrono




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    Speedy and a Ninja

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottd View Post
    I do like an old chronograph




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    I love that Zenith - what is it?

    Zenith Big Blue TV? I just had a google - a gorgeous thing - and very sought after it seems too - stunning.
    Last edited by Sweepinghand; 25th September 2019 at 15:09.

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    Some old Seikos:







    Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottd View Post
    I do like an old chronograph




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    I love that Zenith - what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameswrx View Post
    Couple of my old timers.



    Loving this


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    Here are some, the few vintage that I have left

    Late 1980s (vintage?)



    Early 1980s



    1970s



    1940s



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Lovely watches in this thread already!

    Some 3017 column wheel chronographs.


    That is very nice.
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    ^I like the funkyness of the one above!

    Used to own quite a few vintage chronos, but down to just two now which I'm pretty content with.

    1976 Longines Ultronic

    Love that Longines. Absolutely superb.

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    I have this


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    Here is my one and only , purchased recently at a Boot Sale [IMG][/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Here are some, the few vintage that I have left









    Dave
    Love this one Dave

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    My Omega chronographs:

    Speedmaster 2998

    Speedmaster 105.003

    Speedmaster 376.0822

    Flightmaster 145.036

    Seamaster Chrono-quartz 396.0839

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    Stunning Bob, what a collection!
    Cheers..
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    In chronological order:
    Formida of 1940s vintage apparently. The 3 minute markers were to do with phone call charges according to my dad.


    Seiko 0624 1st digital chrono


    Omega Speedmasters - everyone has one but few like this


    Seiko 7a28 - first quartz analogue chrono

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    My Omega chronographs:

    Speedmaster 2998

    Speedmaster 105.003

    Speedmaster 376.0822
    [IMG]
    Now thatís just plain unfair. Jeez those are exceptionally nice

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    Stanford: Your super compressor SOTC from a couple of months ago was most impressive and I keep going back to it. Your Omega chrono collection is also stunning. You obviously have great taste in watches.

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    A couple from my collection:




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    Is that first one a UG Evil Clapton? Rare and beautiful watches. I also like the Nina Rindt version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    Is that first one a UG Evil Clapton? Rare and beautiful watches. I also like the Nina Rindt version.
    Yes, it is. Quite rare. Especially on the original stainless steel bracelet. Very well made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    Yes, it is. Quite rare. Especially on the original stainless steel bracelet. Very well made.
    I know of one for sale now complete with box and papers and the original Guy Freres bracelet... £30k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    I know of one for sale now complete with box and papers and the original Guy Freres bracelet... £30k.
    For 30k Eur. I'll sell mine. Not kidding.
    I bought it from the widow of the first owner, a watchmaker who died in his late 70's in 2008.

    They are on Chrono24 for 65k dollar (crazy) to 32k dollar I believe.
    Last few went for 37k to 30k at auctions.
    Last edited by Bernard; 25th September 2019 at 23:11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    For 30k Eur. I'll sell mine. Not kidding.
    I bought it from the widow of the first owner, a watchmaker who died in his late 70's in 2008.

    They are on Chrono24 for 65k dollar (crazy) to 32k dollar I believe.
    Last few went for 37k to 30k at auctions.
    Someone on here has a space compax and I remember when they were selling around 2008 for around 3-4K and I thought that was highway robbery. If I could go back in time .....

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    One of my oldest 1973.


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